Monday Morning WI – a day late

Life has been beyond busy.  I'm working a ton of hours, even on weekends so I haven't had much personal computer time to come and write.

Right now I'm 7 weeks out from sugery and already down to 251!!!!  That means I've lost 30lbs since surgery and I'm 70lbs down from my highest!!!!!

As you can imagine, I'm beyond excited.  I checked my BMI today and I'm down to 43.1 from 55.1!

I feel really good and do not regret having the revision.  I think it's been the right decision for me and without the revision, I probably would still be struggling and depressed.

It's hard to figure out my clothes size right now as some things I still need plus size and some things I can wear a regular 20 or an XXL.  I even had one shirt that I had to buy an XL.

I'm getting really close to being able to shop in stores and buy off the rack, which is excited and "dangerous" (to my credit cards).

I've been working on incorporating more and more foods and some still go really well and others not so hot yet.  I can eat crockpot chicken though, which has been nice.  I haven't tried baking or grilling a piece of chicken yet.  I'm going to wait a few more weeks for that.

I was able to eat about 2 ounces of salmon last night.  Salmon is my favorite fish and the first time I tried it, it didn't go so well.

Food right now is an experiment though and it will be for a while.


About nancykerins

I am a 38 year full time working mother of one doing my best to get healthy. I had lapband surgery in November of 2010 and then had a revision to the vertical gastric sleeve in February 2012. The purpose of this blog is a therapeutic tool for me to work out my feelings and write about what is going on during this experience. If I can help others through this blog, that is just a bonus.
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8 Responses to Monday Morning WI – a day late

  1. nwhiker says:

    Yay for salmon and major yay for 70lbs down!
    I’m thrilled for you!

  2. pollyhyper says:

    Band to bypass or sleeve?

  3. pollyhyper says:

    And congrats on your loss – that is so amazing!

  4. That is fabulous! I’m very excited and happy for you! Congrats!
    About clothes….. while it’s very exciting to shrink, when you buy something new, one month later it will be too big. I was a size 22. I was thrilled to buy new at first but as I kept adding things to the Goodwill bag, I thought, “oh wow, what a waste of $$”. Sadly, I remember using safety pins in the waist band of my pants to try to make them last a little longer.
    I think you should definetly treat yourself to something whenever you want. You deserve it!
    As much as you can, try to stretch that dollar. Try thrift stores or maybe swap with someone.
    My at home clothes became & are still yoga pants, t-shirts & tank tops. Super cheap at Walmart. I know that you have to dress up for work. I’m sure there are some staples that you can think of.

    • nancykerins says:

      The hard thing is that I do have to dress for work.
      I barely am buying any weekend clothes. I bought one pair of jeans and then everything else is just baggy right now.
      I tend to go for dresses right now as staples for work.
      I can still wear some dresses that are a little big and have them not look bad.
      One thing that is nice too is my mother is super excited and wants to help me buy clothes along the way.

      • pollyhyper says:

        I found I can wear shirts for a lot longer than I can wear pants while shrinking, so I buy pants at the thrift store only.
        I’m really so excited for you!

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